DemocracyNext believes in a more just, joyful, and collaborative future, where everyone has meaningful power to shape their societies.
We are an international non-profit, non-partisan research and action institute. Our mission is to shift political and legislative power to people. We advocate for, design, embed, and empower Citizens’ Assemblies as defining institutions of a new paradigm of citizen-led democracy.
Seeking partners to collaborate with DemocracyNext
We are seeking expressions of interest from cities around the world to work with DemocracyNext to make systemic changes to how decisions about urban planning are made. Using the proposals outlined in DemocracyNext’s paper Six ways to democratise city planning as a starting point, the goal is to collaborate with 3 cities over the next 2 years to adapt the proposals to each context, designing how Citizens’ Assemblies can be embedded in each unique place to broaden and deepen citizen participation and deliberation in urban planning decision-making. Learn more about the application process here!Apply here to work with DemocracyNext!
DemocracyNext Citizens' Assembly Guide is coming out July 2023!
This 3-stage guide will accompany you through the different steps of designing, running, and acting on the results of a Citizens’ Assembly or Jury. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know.
Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe is in a particularly vulnerable moment as it faces a wave of populism, polarization, and growing public disengagement against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine. Citizens’ assemblies give people agency, strengthen quality information ecosystems, and overcome polarization by bridging divides. In doing so, they help strengthen people’s resilience to authoritarianism and populism.